Jillian is trying to save water so she reuces the size of her square grass lawn by 8 ft on each side the area of the smaller lawn is 144 square feet in the equation (x-2)^2=144 x represents the side m

Jillian is trying to save water so she reuces the size of her square grass lawn by 8 ft on each side the area of the smaller lawn is 144 square feet in the equation (x-2)^2=144 x represents the side measure of the original lawn. what were the dimensions of the original lawn?